Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunflower bookmark (or anything) clip

Do you need a teacher’s gift that is a bit different than the usual coffee mug? These clips are made in a jiff with just a few supplies.  Sunflowers are bright and cheery but you can easily substitute any favorite flower.  They make great bookmarks but don’t stop there.  They look great clipped to clothing, greeting cards, office papers, etc.

You will need:

Grapevine wire (found in the floral department of the craft store)


Silk sunflower for each bookmark clip

Pencil or pen

Glue gun and glue sticks

Wire cutters

1.     Measure a piece of grapevine wire 14 inches long and cut with wire cutters.

2.     Using the ruler, measure down 3 inches and bend the wire up. As you are bending the wire up, use a pencil or pen to keep the bends rounded.

3.     Continue to bend up 4 inches and use the pencil or pen as before.  Bend down 3 inches.  Finally bend up three inches.  Adjust all the bends.  You are basically making a giant paper clip. (See photo)

4.     Flatten out the clip.  (See photo)

5.     Use the glue gun to attach the top portion to the back of the flower.  It is easier to apply hot glue to the clip itself than to the flower.  Let dry.

Clip to hold your place in books.  Use on top of greeting cards, on clothing, clip it to a gift card... the sky is the limit!


  1. This is a most unusual book mark or clip and I have everything on hand to make a few and the friends who will appreciate getting one. Great tutorial.

  2. Hey Crafty lady, this is really pretty!

  3. Hi Crystal!

    This is awesome! Very pretty :)

    I would like to invite you to share your favorite projects/crafts/fashion/photography/recipes/humor/personal advice/blog tips and tricks at Pin It Monday Hop, It's a Pinterest Party (Link). Come over, have fun and get pinned. I hope to see you there.

    Pursuit of Functional Home.

  4. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  5. This is so pretty! I would love for you to come and share this on our weekly link party.

    Hope to see you there,

  6. I love sunflowers and reading, what a cute idea...Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  7. So pretty! I love how you made it. Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday.
    Jamie @ Better With Age

  8. what a cute idea! so glad that you linked up at Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party!!!
    Amy @

  9. Oh so pretty!! Great idea!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

  10. Love these. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  11. Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your cute craft! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a great week!


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